The Crafty Potter 077 3239 3040
The Crafty Potter 077 3239 3040                               


Our friendly Classes run everyday except Mondays.


To book - Simply ring the studio or send us a message, we check availability & provisionally book you in. The reservation is held for 24 hours whilst you pay your Class fee, once paid your booking is confirmed. Painters pay an £8 per person deposit.


General Info -


  • Sessions are all suitable for beginners, No prior knowledge is necessary.
  • We recommend that children are aged 8 years and over, unless otherwise stated.
  • Classes are kept small with just 1-3 persons, unless of course you are coming as part of a larger group.
  • We can host group bookings - due to covid max 6 persons including clay tutor
  • The sessions make great gifts and are all available as gift vouchers.


We have three potters wheels in the studio.



Come & have some fun throwing pots. An Individual session lasts around an hour. You get a ball of clay and are guided through the basic steps to make a pot. Once you have done your first pot with assistance, you then get a second ball of clay and time to practice on the wheel yourself.


You can have both your pots fired and simply glazed at a cost of £10, or alternativley take them home to air dry on the day & paint at home with acrylics.


Note: Children need to be aged 8 years and over so that they can reach the peddles safely & follow the instructions given to them. There is maximum of 2 adult spectators during children's sessions.


Spectators also need to be booked in due to covid restrictions on numbers.


Potters wheel & Decoration Class £35


This combines the wheel class above with an extra hour & some more clay to add surface decoration to your creations. 2hr Class


You may want to add handles to make a cup or jug, or you may wish to change & alter the shape of your thrown pots. We have lots of cutters & stamps that can be used to make your pot personal & unique.


After the session you can take home your creations to air dry & paint with acrylics


you may have them fired, then return to glaze them 3 weeks later at a cost of £10.

Half Day Pottery Experience £45pp

The Pottery Experience is a great fun introduction to clay. The session starts by rolling your sleeves up & throwing some pots on the wheel, this is followed by a few hours of handbuilding, using either the tradional coiling or slab building methods.


You are shown the basic steps to mould, shape & assemble your clay, then left to create your masterpiece.



We have lots of ideas in the studio & help on hand by our friendly team. The session ususally lasts around 2.5 -3 hours.


Vases, pet dishes, bird houses, lidded pots are all popular makes during this activity, anything goes and the choice is yours.


You can have your creations fired & return to glaze them at a cost of £10, or you can take them home after the session to air dry & paint with acrylics.


Children need to be 8 yrs & over 





Approx 1.5 hr hour class, includes return visit to glaze your cup 2-3 weeks later.


In this step by step class you are shown how to prepare & texture a slab of clay. You will then build your cup, add texture & decoration and a handle.



3-4 hour class.

Come & join us making a fabulous little breakfast set

This class uses the pottery wheel, GR Forms and slabs to make a Cereal bowl,Breakfast plate, Toast plate and either a Mug or juice tumbler.


There is nothing nicer than eating your breakfast from your very own handmade pots.


The class includes simple glazing ready for collection 3-4 weeks later. Should you wish to design and glaze your own pots this is an additional £10.

2 hour Pottery Class £30

Aprox 2hr class


This class can be a fabulous introduction to the world of clay handbuilding, or is suitable for those with some experience who want to continue their clay journey.


Come join us as we use coils or slabs to make some fabulous clay creations by hand. Planters, plates, butter dish's, fruit strainers, pet dishes & lanterns are all popular makes - there is loads of choice and ideas in the studio.


In this step by step session, We show you how to build & assesmble the clay. You can add texture, decoration & personal finishes to make your creation something to treasure forever.




The class includes simple glazing by sharon ready for collection, should you wish to return to the studio 3-4weeks later to glaze your item yourself, this is an additional £10.

Go-It-Alone Session £20pp

This is a 1.5 hr Go-it-Alone Clay Session.

On arrival you are given a ball of clay, some simple modelling books & tools, then left to go it alone.


This session is great for those that have done a class and want to go it alone, or for those that dont want a guided class, but just want to explore & allow their own creativity to take shape

For adults & Children aged 5 years +

(Maximum of 2 spectator's during the session)


Creations are taken home at the end of the session or can be fired at a cost of £5 per item, then collected at a later date. 

Flower Making Class £50

In this 3-4 hour flower making class, we show you how to make a variety of flowers, there are loads to choose from

daisies, daffodils,roses carnations, hydrandas,dahilias to name a few.

Pick which flowers you wish to make and we show you step by step how to create them in clay.


The class includes simple glazing by sharon, ready for collection 3-4 weeks later. Should you wish to return to glaze your flowers yourself, it is an additional £10.

Full Day Pottery Experience £70pp

This fabulous fun filled day explores lots of elements of pottery making.


You will cover pot throwing on the wheel making 2-3 pots, followed by building an item by hand. The day comes to an end painting an item of Bisque pottery.


You will choose an item to make from our many ideas in the studio, then you are shown you the pottery method to built it, showing you how to shape, blend & attach the clay together to form your masterpiece.


We stop for a small lunch break. Either bring a packed lunch with you, or sanwiches, hot barms & pies can be purchased from the food outlets on site (additional cost).


Hot drinks included and available during your session.


Once your creations are made, relax with some pottery painting, we have lots of bisque pots to choose from and its a lovely way to bring the day to an end.


10.15 - 4pm ish

Parent & Child Pottery Class £25pp

This class makes a fabulous family day out for parents, grandparents or guardians to spend quality time together whilst exploring & being creative with clay. 


Although most of our classes can be attended by children, this is a shorter 1.5 hr class is designed for children aged between 6-12 years.


You simply choose what you wish to make from our examples & ideas in the studio... it may be a pen pot, wild thing pot or animal.


The choice is limitless and you wont be stuck for ideas.


During the class you are shown step by steps on how to build, assemble & join the clay to make your creation.



If you wish you can return to the studio 3 weeks later to glaze your items (additional £10pp)




you can take your creation home to air dry after the session, then paint with acrylics

Pottery Painting BTW £12-£30pp



We have a selection of ceramic pottery in the studio that can be glaze painted & left with us for firing (collected a week later)





Can be painted with acrylics

 & taken home after the session

Please note: Due to very limited storage space in the studio, I'm afraid I can only hold onto your beautiful painted pots for 1 month. After that point, sadly uncollected pots will be diposed off.





Here at The Crafty Potter you can treasure those little hand & footprints forever, we can even do paws!!


we make an impression of the hand or foot in clay and then cut this into a plaque that can be wall hung.










You can have just 1 print or go mad and have the whole family.


Once we have your prints, you choose your colours & leave us to do our magic.


Collection is around 4 weeks later.




TUES: 10-3pm*

WED: 10-3pm*

THUR: 10-3pm*

FRI: 10-3pm*

SAT: 10-4pm*



* We may not be in the studio if no one is booked in



The Crafty Potter

Heskin Hall Shopping Village

Heskin Hall Estate

Wood Lane





077 3239 3040

 Friendly Reminder:


Due to very limited storage space, I'm afraid I can only keep all your beatiful handmade & painted pots for 1 month.


After that point,sadly all Uncollected pots will be disposed off.

COLLECTING your pots...


If we are not in the studio when you collect your pots, dont worry, Simply take your ticket number to the sales desk just outside the studio, and the staff will kindly get your pots for you.

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